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Urban characterisation defines the unique historic character of individual towns and identifies the variety of character within them. 

It looks at the history of a town and identifies its expression in patterns of space and connection and in traditions of building, which are the fundamental ingredients of historic character.

The immediate purpose of this study is to inform plans that are coming forward as part of the strategic regeneration of Aberystwyth. 

It also provides a general introduction to the historical development and character of the town as a whole, as a source of information for planning and management, and for anyone wanting to get to know Aberystwyth better.